Our loving Papa, Father, beloved Husband, brother and friend returned to the loving arms of Heavenly Father on Thursday, July 30th 2020 at IMC hospital in Murray, UT. He was surrounded by those whom he loved and cherished the most in life, his Pele and his family.

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He was born and raised in Safai Savaii on September 1957 to Leitu Fepuleai and Lemaveve Sua and is the eldest of 7 children.

He was a very hard-working man and always made sure his family was taken care of. Growing up in the island of Samoa he worked in the plantation fields from day to night, found other employment in the transportation industry as a bus and taxi driver and worked as Security for many different businesses. It was there in the year 1985 that he met the love of his life, his sweetheart, Fuiono Tupolo.

They fell in love and after a year started their family. They had 4 children and being the man he was he worked tirelessly to sustain and support his family. He was very protective of his family especially his children and made sure that important values were instilled his home.

He loved God and was such a deep thinker. He always found different ways to learn and teach himself. He would study the bible a lot and would discuss doctrine with different religions to gain more knowledge. Years later after much study he was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

He was a very humble person and a man of few words. He was not the type of person that liked to go out, he loved staying home with his family, watching his TV especially football, and enjoyed a "Always on our Minds, Forever in our Hearts". Manuia Lau Malaga Papa. competitive game of rummy. He especially loved spending time with his grandkids.

He is survived by his wife, Fuiono Tupolo, his 4 children and their spouses, Nuusa Malae (Gwen), Penina (Tiiitii), Iosefa Jr (Riho), and Iloa (Lesieli), and his 13 grandchildren, Preallyn, Sally, Sandy, Pualenna, Chris, Arcadia, Xavia, Seanney, Yvanna, Jayden, Tuiono, Trey, and Grace.

We love you Papa Manuia Lau Malaga. God be with you til we meet again.

We would like to thank the Nurses and Doctors at the Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, UT.

A family viewing will be held on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM at City View Memoriam.

Due to the landscape of COVID-19, all public gatherings in Salt Lake City are limited to 20 people at a time. To accommodate this and for everyone’s safety we are able to have 20 people at a time staggering in and out of the viewing room. Masks will be mandatory.

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Aug 04, 2020

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Utah, United States





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I do not know Iosefa or your family, but reading his obituary, I can tell he was a wonderful man. Bless each of you at this time.

Lyndsie , Payson , UT, US Aug 13, 2020